Teacher Workshop: How Mass Transit Shaped The Region

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Teacher Workshop: How Mass Transit Shaped The Region

Wednesday, 4/24/19
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Type

Teacher Workshop
Act 48/CEU Credits Offered
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
19107 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania

Philadelphia has come a long way since horse-drawn carriages! For more than a century after its founding, Philadelphia was primarily a walking city, with few methods of travel to areas outside of the city limits. With the Consolidation Act of 1854 and Philadelphia expanding its territory from just two to 130 square miles, the need for a more robust public transit system quickly developed. Smaller private organizations soon lost out to larger corporations such as Philadelphia Rapid Transit (and subsequently the Philadelphia Transit Company). In the mid-1900s, Philadelphia began subsidizing transportation, and the creation of the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) was formed to oversee operations.

 Join us to dive into how to integrate this important Philadelphia history into your classroom with our educator.